• Despite shooting 30 percent from the field on Thursday, Kevin Love managed to finish with 12 points and 11 rebounds with a full line.

    The field goal percentage in this game was a bit of a downer but his contributions in other categories helped soften the blow. Love added a three, two assists, a steal and a block to round out his line for the night. He also made 5-of-6 from the line to deliver on that shooting category. Overall, it was a solid outing for Love, who is now shifting to be the team’s third scoring option behind LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas. While he is expected to see fewer touches moving forward, Love should remain a solid source of points and boards.

Fantasy News

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    Kevin Huerter suffered a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain and will be re-evaluated after two weeks.

    This news guarantees that Huerter will miss the next eight contests before being re-evaluated. Look for Cam Reddish and DeAndre' Bembry to see more minutes during his absence. Bembry has the higher floor while Reddish has the higher ceiling if he could only improve upon his efficiency.

    Source: Marc J Spears on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza is listed as day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to a sore right groin.

    The Kings decided to recall rookie DaQuan Jeffries in what appears to be a corresponding move. Ariza has disappointed so far this season and it appears that it won't get any better for him in the near future due to this injury. It is likely that Bogdan Bogdanović, Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Nemanja Bjelica see more minutes during Ariza's absence.

    Source: Jason Jones on Twitter

  • Kevin Porter Jr.
    SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    According to head coach John Beilein, Kevin Porter Jr. (left hip contusion) and Matthew Dellavedova (right calf soreness) are both on track to play on Thursday against the Heat.

    Beilein went on to say that they will both be available unless they endure a setback during warmups. Porter Jr. has had flashes so far this season but is best left on the wire in standard leagues. Dellavedova is only averaging 14.9 minutes per game and is not fantasy relevant at this time.

    Source: Spencer Davies on Twitter

  • Alex Len
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    Alex Len is not on the latest injury report with an ankle sprain so expect him to play on Thursday against the Suns.

    Len had a strong game off the bench on Tuesday, finishing with 17 points and seven rebounds while contributing in other categories as well. He will need to show more consistency in order to be looked at in standard leagues. Len is currently on pace to finish with top-250/251 value.

    Source: Hawks PR on Twitter

  • Chandler Parsons
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    Chandler Parsons (knees) has been upgraded to questionable for Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Parsons has not been a meaningful part of any team's rotation for many years now and he can be ignored in fantasy.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • DeAndre' Bembry
    SF, Atlanta Hawks

    DeAndre' Bembry (illness) is probable to play in Thursday's road game against the Suns.

    Looks like Bembry might be a little under the weather but it seems he should be fine to play. With Kevin Huerter out, he should have a chance to log meaningful minutes and provide value in assists and steals.

    Source: Brad Rowland on Twitter

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving (shoulder) has been upgraded to probable against the Nuggets on Thursday.

    Irving's shoulder injury came up out of nowhere but it looks like he should be fine and able to play through it. With Caris LeVert out for a few weeks, Kyrie should shoulder a massive load and continue playing at his top-10 value going forward.

  • Kevin Huerter
    SG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to coach Lloyd Pierce, "It's going to be some time" for Kevin Huerter (shoulder) to recover from his shoulder injury suffered against Nuggets on November 12.

    Huerter does not have a tear in his shoulder according to his MRI. He was just starting to find his groove and it will be tough to hang onto him while there is no definitive timetable on his return. It may be wise to grab a hot free agent off the wire instead of waiting around to figure out when he might be back. Cam Reddish will start in his absence and DeAndre' Bembry and De'Andre Hunter should soak up more minutes in the rotation.

    Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter

  • Russell Westbrook
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Russell Westbrook is likely to sit out either Friday's game against the Pacers or Saturday's game against the Wolves per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.

    Westbrook struggled in his last game out and finished with just 30 minutes due to foul trouble and he has been averaging 32.6 minutes after receiving 34-36 in his past 10 seasons for the Thunder. This seems to be part of a greater plan to keep him fresh down the stretch as he also sat out a back-to-back on Nov 4. In that game, James Harden went off for 46-10-6 with seven 3-pointers and monster usage.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nicolas Batum
    SG, Charlotte Hornets

    Nic Batum (fractured middle finger) is out Friday but has hope to return sometime on the Hornets' upcoming four-game road-trip.

    Batum has not played since October 23 and will likely be eased back into action. However, with the emergence of Devonte' Graham and P.J. Washington and the Hornets trying to develop their younger players, he may not have a large role in the rotation. He may be a speculative add in most formats but may just be an end of your roster type of guy.

    Source: Hornets PR on Twitter